In fact this part of Burnett lane had been a favourite of mine to shoot portraits of my children. I've always been drawn to that small space due to the wood and brick work and always wondering what was behind that wooden door. To my surprise though this is here now but without desecrating the history of the area instead inhancing it by carrying that theme through the newly refurbished building.
When I walked in around 12:30ish I was the only person apart from the owner and staff... I liked that. Today was about the first day I had entirely to myself in 2 years sans children. So imagine my delight when I find I'm alone and I can hear only my own thoughts haha. I wouldn't get too excited if you love solace because this is only their first week doing lunch. If their night life is going to set any precedent it's going to get busy. For that reason I think you guys should check it out while you can still get a seat because I predict lunchtimes will become quite popular here.
When I enter a cafe/bar my first impressions are always lasting and I was super impressed with SWN... I like to take photos that strike me in sense of lines, light and connection, always looking for that photographic trifecta. The architecture of this building is faultless with beautiful lines and finishes. The lighting has been very well planned out. A lot of thought has been put into the ambience of SWN. I think it almost has that house boat kind of feel too which I loved.
The menu seems to be a bit eclectic a little european, a little mexican but the rustic value of all the meals certainly ties them in together without making it feel like a mix mash. I have no complaints about the Cuban Pork sandwich. The flavours in this sandwich were all very distinct but without being over powering they worked well together. At $12 I also found it to be pretty reasonable. I watched a few other dishes go out after I'd finished my meal and I think they looked just as good as what I'd already eaten.
Overall I had a really good experience here and highly recommend this place. I always say that Brisbane needs more places like this but it's the truth. I think when you can come and eat a lovely meal in a beautiful place like this why would you want to sit in a food court eating something that isn't even half as fresh as what comes out of the kitchen here. Plus I saw a group of women with a pram and they were more than accommodating for the idle child. Get in before it gets too busy!